Mercedes-Benz CLK MOT Results

Registered in 2009
65.0% pass rate
from 3,369 tests in 2020
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz CLK is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Pins and bushes (45% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Suspension arm
    • 7.5% fail on Springs (77% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Coil springs (77% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Coil spring (78% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (99% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage ball joints (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bar (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Linkage
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.27% fail on Shock absorbers (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.030% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.030% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.030% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.030% fail on Sub-frame
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres (23% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 8.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (50% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.98% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.62% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.030% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.56% fail on Position lamps (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Position lamp (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 0.059% fail on Electrical equipment (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.030% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.030% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.030% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 7.7% fail on Brakes
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (33% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.030% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt
          • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.059% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.030% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.12% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (74% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (73% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.089% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.030% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs and drums (48% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Brake discs (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.030% fail on Lever
    • 2.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.27% fail on Lever
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.27% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.089% fail on Anti-lock braking system (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
      • 0.089% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.089% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.059% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.030% fail on Brake fluid
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.030% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.059% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.059% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (40% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.42% fail on Catalyst emissions (59% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.89% fail on Compression ignition (40% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.030% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.089% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.089% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.059% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.059% fail on System
      • 0.030% fail on Hose
      • 0.030% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.059% fail on Transmission (96% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.030% fail on Prop shaft
      • 0.030% fail on Belts
    • 0.030% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.030% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.030% fail on Undertray
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.030% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.030% fail on Steering play
      • 0.030% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.62% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.62% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.56% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.089% fail on Seat belts (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Condition
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.089% fail on Condition
  • 0.030% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.030% fail on Speedometer
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